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Psychiatric hospital to move patients out to relieve staff

State mental health officials plan to release as many as 60 patients from Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital in order to reduce some of the stress that the new coronavirus has placed on staff at the 850-bed facility.

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KC homeless couple is laid off, tests positive for COVID-19

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What you need to do to get your government stimulus check

As many Americans prepare to receive their economic impact checks from the government, the IRS has rescinded a recommendation that Social Security recipients file a tax return to get paid.

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Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by virus crisis

Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus upends high school seniors’ college decisions

The coronavirus pandemic has made the nerve-wracking experience of picking a college all the more difficult for Illinois’ high school students as campus visits are canceled and admission deadlines get pushed back amid the school shut down over COVID-19 concerns.

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Chicago residents call for rent freeze during pandemic

Some Chicago residents are calling for a rent freeze, saying the pandemic has caused extreme financial hardships.

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Q&A: How can the huge congressional aid package help you?

Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits.